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Adorable baby gorilla photos!

Busch Gardens® Tampa has welcomed another endangered western lowland gorilla. The female gorilla was born on Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m. and is being cared for by 27-year-old mother Mary.

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“The first month will be the critical period as the mother, Mary, and the infant begin to integrate into the current gorilla troop, so the Busch Gardens animal care team will be monitoring their progress closely,” said Jeff Andrews, vice president of zoological operations for Busch Gardens.

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This is Busch Gardens’ third successful gorilla birth. Bolingo, the suspected sire, was the park’s first gorilla birth in 2005. The mother, Mary, came to Busch Gardens in February 2010 from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas with daughter Pele, who just gave birth this past December to baby Enzi.

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This birth is part of Busch Gardens’ participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP). The mission of the SSP is to cooperatively manage specific, and typically threatened or endangered, species populations within AZA-accredited facilities. Busch Gardens’ participation helps create genetically diverse, self-sustaining populations to guarantee the long-term future of these animals.

check out the Busch Gardens YouTube channel now for a first look!

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Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™, one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a worldwide leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company cares for one of the largest animal collections in North America and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations.

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14 Reasons “The One” For You May Have 4 Legs

With millions of people looking for love online, Best Friends Animal Society asks the question: Why limit the search to the two-legged?

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“Ask just about any pet owner and they’ll tell you, dogs and cats provide them with a lot of joy, comfort and companionship,” said Gregory Castle, chief executive officer of Best Friends Animal Society. “And with so many dogs and cats in shelters or rescues waiting to be your one and only, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to adopt a pet.”

To further promote prospective people and pet matches, Best Friends Animal Society is offering $10 adoptions during “The One” promotion taking place February 13-16 at its adoption centers in Utah, New York, or Los Angeles, as well as through participating No More Homeless Pets Network partners across the country. More information about the promotion can be found by visiting http://bestfriends.org/TheOne/.

The One Puppy

Still not sure about a four-legged Valentine? Best Friends Animal Society offer 14 compelling reasons why a pet might just be “The One” for you:

1. Pets won’t play hard to get.
2. Pets won’t break up with you on Twitter.
3. Pets won’t mock you for eating ice cream out of the carton.
4. Pets will never take the last beer.
5. Pets don’t care what kind of car you drive.
6. Pets love binge watching “Orange is the New Black” as much as you do.
7. Pets have no desire to trade you in for a newer model.
8. Pets couldn’t care less about your hair or what you wear.
9. Pets love it when you leave your clothes on the floor (instant nap spot!).
10. Pets won’t look at their smartphone when you are trying to have a conversation.
11. Pets are cheap dates – no fancy dinners or expensive jewelry required.
12. Pets drooling and snoring are pretty cute. Humans, not so much.
13. Pets will snuggle whenever you want.
14. Pets think every day is Valentine’s Day – just one more chance to show you unconditional love!

“We encourage anybody looking for love to go to one of our adoption centers or your local shelter or rescue to find that perfect match,” Castle said. “Big and small, young and old, there’s a wonderful adoptable pet waiting to meet you and make this your most special Valentine’s Day ever.”

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About Best Friends Animal Society®
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to about 4 million. By continuing to build effective initiatives that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes, Best Friends and its nationwide network of members and partners are working to Save Them All®.

To like Best Friends Animal Society on Facebook go to: http://www.facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety

Follow Best Friends on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bestfriends

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101 Dalmatians is out of the vault!

101 DalmationsFor the first time, the original classic 101 Dalmatians is now on Blu-Ray! I was really excited to get a chance to revisit an old childhood favorite, and it was even cuter than I remembered.

It releases tomorrow, February 10th, 2015, so be sure to get your paws on a copy!

Did you know that Walt Disney based the movie on the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith? Seems that all great movies come from books, doesn’t it? And the adventures of Pongo and Perdita, and all of their puppies, is sure to capture the hearts of animal lovers both young and old.

101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition comes with 2 disc Blu-ray, the DVD, and the digital so you can watch on a variety of devices. And it looks amazing too! You wouldn’t guess that the film was from 1961!

Lots of fun extra features too! Remember, Disney special releases like this only happen for a short time, so be sure to snag your copy while you can.

*We received a copy of 101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition in exchange for our review.*

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Join us in the effort to Save Them All

BFAS Photo 3When Best Friends Animal Society reached out to us to help spread the word about their new campaign, we couldn’t wait to help.

Best Friends, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, is looking to grow the movement to Save Them All, and you can help!

 

Just over 30 years ago, Best Friends Animal Society helped pioneer the no-kill movement and while they’ve made tremendous progress, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are still being killed in America’s shelters every day, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We feel that every pet deserves the love and comfort of a forever home, so we support Best Friends.

How do you participate?

Join our team here: http://www.bestfriendsgive.org/hello1
After you join, create your own page and share it with your friends and family.
And just for fun, the more people you bring into the Best Friends family, the more rewards you can earn, like backpacks, tote bags, bracelets, leashes, and more!

You could even win a trip to Best Friends to see everything in person!

Please consider supporting this great cause (donations made in honor of people or pets make great gifts too).

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Join #TheMajorityProject to end BSL

downloadThis post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Animal Farm Foundation is not responsible for the content of this article.

When we first heard about The Majority Project, we knew we had to do our part to help spread the word. They seek to end BSL, breed specific legislation. Right now pit bulls are the target of these kinds of laws, but who knows what might happen in the future? What if your favorite breed was being discriminated against?

We know pit bull owners and they have such beautiful, loving dogs. We know what wonderful family pets they can be.

The Majority Project is a campaign founded by The Animal Farm Foundation. The Animal Farm Foundation, a non-profit group founded in the mid 1980s, aims to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs, eliminate Breed Specific Legislation, rescue and re-home animals and make grants to other humane organizations.

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You can learn more by visiting their website, or following The Majority Project on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also help spread the word and join with celebrities like actor and “pit bull” dog owner, Jon Bernthal and show your support of The Majority Project, a real-life photo collection of responsible pit bull dog pawrents, and other animal lovers that are working together get rid of negative stereotypes about pit bulls and the people who love them.

The Majority Project with Jon Bernthal from Animal Farm Foundation on Vimeo.

You and fellow dog lovers can help make a difference by:

  1. Visiting The Majority Project
  2. Printing and personalizing the “I am the MAJORITY” sign
  3. Submitting a photo with your dog here

Please join The Majority Project.

Infographic: All Dogs are Individuals
by Animal Farm Foundation

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